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« on: October 18, 2008, 07:57:04 PM »

I found a website advertising a product called Benson's "Table Tasty Salt Substitute."  It's claimed to be both sodium free and potassium free: 

"Our Table Tasty is a no potassium salt substitute and will not interfere with medications or dialysis. It's an all natural salt free seasoning.  You're not substituting one chemical for another."

http://www.bensonsgourmetseasonings.com/saltsubstitute

Anyone tried this?  Evidently it's a blend of natural spices that's supposed to trick your taste buds into thinking it's salty.  I'm sure it doesn't taste like real salt, but mixed into foods it may taste vaguely salty--and even that's worth something.

[Disclaimer:  I'm not affiliated with this company in any way, I just found this via a google search]
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 09:03:15 PM »

I would really like to try the free sample but sometimes I am leary about giving out my address to certain "unknown" websites.  Does anyone else feel this way?    Has anyone else ordered the free sample yet?
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 07:15:30 AM »

Hmmmmmmm, they keep telling you what "isn't" in it, but I would like to know exactly what "is" in it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 07:19:35 AM »

I ordered the free sample, will update when I get the sample  :thumbup;
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 07:28:24 AM »

Here's the list of ingredients from the website:

Table Tasty No Potassium Salt Substitute Ingredients:  Nutritional yeast extract (No Candida Albicans, No Msg), carrot, red bell pepper, onion, arrowroot, lemon, garlic, celery, dill, paprika, allspice, sweet basil and parsley. 

Not sure how it ends up tasting salty without salt - maybe it's the yeast, or possibly due to the inclusion of celery which tends to taste a little salty to me.

I pretended to order something and got as far as the secure ordering page.  You know it's a secure page because it says https instead of http.  The server-side of an https connection uses information, called a certificate, which can be checked, and validated, against trusted authorities. If that check fails, then your browser will warn you.  But that doesn't mean that they won't add you to their mailing list!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:51:03 PM »

I don't get it.  Other than not having tomato, how is this different from Spike or Mrs. Dash?
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 02:07:41 PM »

OK, please tell me what Spike is?    Does it taste like Mrs. Dash?    I think the last time I tasted Mrs. Dash, I did not like it..............I say it like that because you know our tastebuds do change.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 04:00:27 PM »

I'm pretty sure that SPIKE has MSG.  The kind I've seen also has salt, but maybe they make a salt free version.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 05:35:36 PM »

I've been using it for three months.  NEVER have I found a salt substitute without potassium to taste so much like salt.  The company is reputable and the owner, Debbie Benson takes a personal interest in her customers.  They have managed to make a product that "fools" the taste buds into thinking it's tasting salt by using lemon and other herbs.  Absolutely a miracle IMHO!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 09:49:24 AM »

I'm pretty sure that SPIKE has MSG.  The kind I've seen also has salt, but maybe they make a salt free version.

pelagia, Spike with the blue top contains no salt or msg.  It does contain tomato, orange peel and orange crystals (whatever the heck they are), and indicates on the label that 1/4 tsp contains 24 mg of potassium.  Since I'm usually on the low side with potassium, I use it pretty liberally and don't worry about it.  Spike with the red top contains salt.

Thanks Jonndad for the testimonial.  I'll probably try it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2008, 09:18:24 AM »

I ordered the free sample, will update when I get the sample  :thumbup;
I got my sample today, I have to say, the stuff is pretty good  :thumbup;
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2008, 09:28:43 AM »

I ordered the free sample also and am looking forward to trying it.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2008, 11:32:11 AM »

I ordered mine as well! :clap;
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2008, 08:03:05 AM »

Got my sample and tried a little on my tongue.  Was it my imagination?  I suddenly felt thirsty!  Gonna actually try it on scrambled eggs this morning (one of only three things I salt, the others being steak and pasta).  Will keep you posted.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2008, 06:17:43 PM »

I order it by the pound now so I NEVER Run out!  I can't believe the SALTY flavor this give food.  It's not good for cooking and it dissolves kind of quickly on hot food but so what?  AHHHHHH, the taste of SALT again!  :clap;
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2009, 07:29:34 PM »


They aren't giving away free samples anymore - anyone get there's? Did you like it?
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 06:44:50 PM »

I got my sample months ago but I personally was not that crazy about it............too me, it did not have much of a "salt" taste to it but to each his own.....that's just my  :twocents;
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I had 3 different catheters from Nov. 06 - Dec. 08
Got on the transplant list - Halloween Day 2008

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 07:55:10 PM »

RightSide,

Just wanted to thank you for bringing up that Table Tasty Salt Substitute here on IHD.  I ordered some for my father a while back (he's the one on dialysis) and he loves it.  He called me today to find out how he could order some more.  So you did good, Right Side!!   :bow;

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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010, 06:00:00 PM »

     Just finished my first bottle of Bensons Table Tasty salt substitute. It really imparts
a salt taste to any food you sprinkle it on. Works great when put on things like corn,
meat etc.
     Does not work as well when diluted in things like soup etc. All in all, very pleased with
product and will order more.
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 05:26:53 PM »

The Tastiest Salt Substitute of All Salt Substitutes
http://www.bensonsgourmetseasonings.com/saltsubstitute.html
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Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
TRANSPLANT FROM LIVING DONOR 1/16/07!
Now needs a new kidney, loss due to rejection.
Started PD Sept. 2013
Searching for a living donor using social media, friends, family.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
Here's her bio on Living Kidney Donor Search http://www.livingkidneydonorsearch.com/our-stories2/jenna-franks2/
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
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